Friday, April 30, 2010


Almost every day this week I have been waking up craving freshly made doughnuts. I don't know what it is, but doughnuts have always been my weakness. I could eat far too many and usually have no remorse! Well, look above! It's a doughnut truck! What a genius idea! My fabulous photographer friend, Susan, took this great photo when she was down in Alys Beach, Florida. I am very envious that she got to experience this amazing slice of heaven! I must find a time (as soon as possible) to get down there so I can see this for myself and stuff myself silly!


I can't stop thinking about this intricately beautiful blazer from J.Crew Collection, also under Jenna's Picks, which are all pieces inspired by her last year's trip to Turks & Caicos. Unfortunately this piece is already completely sold out, however maybe that is for the best, considering the price tag on this baby! Well, it's always fun to dream! For more dreaming, please check out "A Day in Paradise" on J.Crews website, escaping to behind the scene footage of their latest photo shoot. Incredible photos paired with handwritten comments describing the inspiration of the shoot's overall look! Oh what I would give to work behind the scenes of J.Crew! How I love you Jenna Lyons!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Simply Charming

I could watch this commercial a million times over, it never fails to bring a smile to my face! It is simply charming, from the creative images to the quirky song. I do believe sooner or later this commercial may lead me to purchasing the kindle. Amazon has successfully found a new customer, congratulations!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Home Town Glory!

I am proud to say this beauty is from none other than the wonderful city of Saint Louis! Karlie Kloss started modeling when she was only a freshman in high school and she is currently only 17 years old. I heard about her a few years ago and I am constantly amazed by the work she has accomplished in just a few years. Every time I open a fashion magazine, there she lies. Karlie is known for her unique ability change her look under any given circumstance. She is just recently shown on the cover of Teen Vogue, check out the shoot as well as this great article. Also, check out this adorable video she stars in for Diane Von Furstenberg.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Always Be Prepared!

If I could look cute every time it rained I would and you would see me wearing the above! This rain jacket is from American Apparel and it also comes in some fun colors. These adorable shorts are from Anthro, which are great everyday shorts. And these durable Hunter boots you can find just about anywhere, which luckily I already have! Even though it's fun to daydream about looking chic in the rain, I must admit, I could use a bit of sunshine!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Have a Relaxing Weekend!

Hope you all have a relaxing weekend! Wedding season is officially here... with three weddings tomorrow, Bloomin' Buckets is back in full force. To mentally prepare, my mom and I went out on a little date this evening and had a lovely time! For those of you who live in Saint Louis and have not been to Katie's Pizzeria, I highly recommend it! Delicious food and the greatest decor, I will definitely be making it a regular hang out! Well, enjoy the weekend and if you can, kick your feet up!

Swooning over this wedding (thanks Nora) ps Cheree did all the paper decorations

Awesome studio work

I wish I could paint like this

Creative advertising

A bright and friendly reminder!

Get creative right here

Fun, new, small vases we purchased for Bloomin'

A quirky throw

She & Him coming to the Lou

Crushing on the outfit and the girl

My dream job on Oprah

Moroccan video

(This photo is taken by my talented older sis, KC)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

shoes, shoes, & more shoes

While in Chicago, my mom took me to her favorite spot, Lori's Shoes! I fell in love with these three pairs of shoes. I could not get myself to buy these "fall like" shoes quite yet. However, all three pairs have been added to my wish list and I hope to purchase all three once the cool weather sets in yet again. For now, I must enjoy my flip flops!


Third Times a Charm!

While my mom and I were on a quick IKEA run over the weekend, we got some very exciting news! Martha Stewart Weddings called my mom and they want to feature her in an upcoming issue. She will be featured in the "Ask the Expert" section! I could not be any more proud of my mom! This will be her third time in Martha Stewart Weddings and she is still as modest as can be. Congratulations mom!

*More details to come!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Thumbs Up!

Chicago, September 2009
Saint Louis, April 2010

Just wanted to thank my two running partners, Meghan and Megan, for helping me finish my third half marathon. I truthfully could not have done it without these two! So proud! Congratulations! And I must say Mr. Hayes would be proud!

"I feel like I was at my best when I was with you people."
-The Big Chill

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Pancake Party!

Thanks to Dolci Odille I found the most adorable DIY pancake breakfast! I most definitely want to imitate this setup in the near future. At the moment I could think of nothing more fun than sitting around this lovely table with some of my dearest friends, eating the most delicious pancakes on a beautiful spring day! This must happen soon! PS these pictures were taken by none other than the talented Max Wagner!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Meaning of "Green"

*Please watch this video before reading (click play essay) (it's worth it!)

I would say it was about two years ago when I became very interested in the environment. I lived in a sorority house and quickly realized how much was actually wasted, whether it was food, water, energy, or paper. I decided it was time that I did something to make a change. I began by taking very small steps. The amount of paper, plastic bottles, and aluminum cans that piled up in our trash bins urged me to take that first step. I created a recycling system for our house. Still searching to take further action, I searched for others who felt the same way I did and quickly discovered a student club on campus entitled, Greeks Go Green. This newly created club consisted of a group whose overall goal was to create awareness among the Greek community on how to become more green. The Greeks Go Green 'Energy Challenge' challenged houses to become more consciously aware of the amount of water and energy they were using on a daily basis and because of this, houses lowered their overall consumption.
Part of "My little 'green' clutch" is to inform you of how and why you should make conscious decisions that will enable you to change the world by bettering our environment! I have several tid bits of information I will be sharing with you to help you take your first steps!
Change the World for Ten Bucks is an informative, yet cheap book of 50 simple everyday actions everyone can do! Their philosophy is simple, "small actions x lot of people = big change"

"Action 01: Decline plastic bags when possible":
"Every person in the country uses an average of 330 plastic bags each year. That's 100 billion plastic bags all together. A plastic bag can take up to 500 years to decay in the landfill."

*Learn more about Plastic Bag Recycling

Monday, April 12, 2010

Have a Bright and Sunny Day!

What a wonderful weekend! And today is another wonderful day in the neighborhood! Great day for the Cardinals Home Opener! Go Birds!

I Want to Be 10 Again!

My good friend Trenna threw an adorable 10th birthday party for her daughter Hadley! I am getting a sweet tooth just looking at those mouth watering peep cupcakes and smiley face cookies! The last image is a little montage Trenna made for Hadley of her on her first birthday where she indulged in sweets for the first time! Oh to be young!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Happy Friday!

I cannot get enough of this spring weather! Everything is bloomin and I love it! This weekend I am running in the Saint Louis half marathon and I am thrilled because the weather is supposed to be beautiful, 70s and sunny equals perfect running weather! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and get a chance to enjoy the spring!

P.S. This picture is from a little project I am working on that will soon be posted!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Liberty of London

J.Crew Liberty of London Rose Vines Blazer
Target Liberty of London Ruffle Halter Dress
Target Liberty of London Large Tapered Floral Bin
Target Liberty of London Sixty Mug

Target Liberty of London Poppy & Buttercup & Jennifer's Flower Print Bra and Panties
(The Easter Bunny brought me this fun flowered bra!)

I love all of these Liberty of London pieces! Both J.Crew and Target are now carrying Liberty of London! Check out this Liberty of London for Target video.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Bold Moves

Thanks to i am a greedy girl, I recently discovered these amazing hand-stitched embroideries by Castle! I have deeply fallen in love with their bold designs. They are marvelously simplistic! I cannot help but feel an overall sense of happiness when I look at their work!
If only these pieces were a few hundred dollars cheaper...

(photos via)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Blogging!

So excited my little sister Liz just got home tonight from college and will be spending the whole weekend here! I'm so happy to have company around the house! I never knew how difficult it was being an "only child." Happy Homecoming my little love!

My mom has a great eye

I would love to cover a chair in any one of these fabrics

Intricately fabulous invitations

Cannot wait for 9 BY DESIGN on Bravo

Stay organized

Incredibly lovely wedding, along with a very talented photographer

Volume Two, finally here! Preview (PS, Zooey looks extra beautiful, don't ya think?)

Mouth is officially watering

Required: attention to detail

A must have beautiful leather duffle